tv Eyewitness News Morning Edition CBS June 1, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EDT
day of june, the start of a new month as well as the end of the week. there's sun in the oos and clouds -- east and clouds in other directions. sharon may have problems on the pavement, marty is in the weather center. >> right now i'm seeing a return. mostly rain of law as opposed to the true doppler scan. there's a potential shower right near joppatowne. this action is marching our way. we're going to see some rain on the commute here i can easily say around the metro around the next hour. take a look at temperatures. 65 on tv hill right now. that's 4 degrees chillier -- more pleasant than this time yesterday. 77 at lunch on a way to a high of 80. this afternoon, this evening potentially strong weather
coming our way. details shortly. anything on the road right now, here is sharon gibala with the update. >> so far good morning on the roads. once the rain hits i don't know if it's going to be the same situation. at the moment speeds on the beltway 61 and 62 miles per hour for the top and west side. 59 and 64 is your averages in the southbound lanes of 95. there's a live look outside at that area, 95. still pretty empty there. if you are headed out on any other major roadway, looking good. there's a look at 795. wjz 13 is always on so for traffic information log onto wjz.com. back over to you. here is what people will be talking about today. a case of cannibalism in hard ford county. -- hartford county. a college student telling police he dismembered a family friend then ate his body parts. mike schuh is live with the latest on this.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the victim and the now confessed cannibal were both students at morgan state. some of the details are disturbing. >> behind this door a house of horrors. police say 21-year-old alexander kinyua confessed to eating the heart and parts of the brain of a missing man. the suspect's brother found body parts hidden inside tins. >> human remains, specifically a head and hand were recovered on the main floor of the residence densz. >> they -- residence. >> they belong to 27-year-old kujoe bonsafo agyei-kodie, a family friend living at the house. the rest of his body was found in a church dumpster. just two days before the murder kinyua was freed on another assault case. >> i heard it was a random attack on a student here.
he was just walking up the stairs and boom, he just hit him. >> that student offered suffered -- suffered a skull fracture. friend say kinyua changed after he was kicked out of the rotc >> he was out of the ordinary. >> the victim also a grad student at morgan state, held several masters degrees. he lived with the kinyua family for 6 months. >> very scary knowing that it's so close to home. >> reporter: bail has been denied. the fbi has been called in. i'm mike schuh, reporting live. >> he was denied bail. he's charged with first deagree murder. police are questioning the student who brought a gun to the campus of umbc. school officials sent out a text message alert after a female student reported a mail student showed her a gun.
the gun turns out to be a starter pistol. it's not clear whether charges will be can filed in the case. five children are recovering after they were hit by an suv. the children were rushed to the hospital with injuries changing from critical to serious. investigators say a woman backed up into the driveway where they were playing. police say she may be the mother of one or more of those children. no charges have been filed against her. john edwards legal problems may be over. a mistrial has been declared of the former presidential candidate. it appears unlikely prosecutors will try again. >> john edwards is looking to the future. >> i don't think god's through with me. i really believe he thinks there's still some good things i can do. >> the former senator said he wants to be the best father possible and possibly work with
poor children. edwards was found not guilty on one of six counts against him. the judge declared a mistrial on five additional counts after the jury deadlocked. he was accused of using almost $1 million in campaign contributions to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president. >> all i can say is thank goodness we live in a country that has the kind of system we have. >> the justice department could retry edwards but law enforce. officials -- enforcement officials say that's unlikely. the government took its best shot and lost. sgltsz what makes -- >> what makes the government think if they put 12 more jurors in a box and put on the same evidence they're going to get a guilty verdict. >> he admits his conduct was sinful. >> i am responsible. if i want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins, i
don't have to go any further than the mirror. >> he said he's close to the 4-year-old daughter he had out of wedlock. >> the jury of eight men and four women spent 50 hours over eight days deliberating. state police have caught a man committing sick crimes at rest stops. they arrested bryan william withes charging him -- williams charging him with reporting boys using the bathroom at rest stops. the videos police say they found have 11 unidentified boys on them. now they're asking for any others or witnesses to please come forward. >> rest stops are meant to be a safe hey slen to take -- haven to take a break during travels. police do patrol these rest areas very frequently, but we are looking for the public to
also take some responsibility and watch their family members and being aware of thundershower surroundings -- their surroundings. >> detectives say williams driving a gray hyundai with pennsylvania license plates. the feds have shut down dozens of tour or charter buses operating illegally between baltimore and new york city. it's the result of a yearlong investigation. how local law enforcement is fighting to keep unsafe buses off our interstates. >> after a series of fatal accidents, the department of transportation has shut down 26 tour bus operations. the government leaders call them hazards to public safety. >> but ignoring safety rules they put passengers and other motorists at serious risk. shutting them down with save lives. >> the problem is they're operating vehicles that are
unsafe, driven by drivers who don't have commercial licenses. >> the bus services shut down are based in six states. many used the highly levelled i-95 to new york. it's the scene of numerous fatal bus accidents in recent years. >> you've got to manage safety on the roads. i think compliance program is the right thing to do. >> several companies promote cheap round trip affairs. authorities accuse some of violating federal safety laws. >> they pick people up from this area here which used to be the baltimore travel plaza. the scrutiny on all of these companies, much of it from the federal government has gotten tighter. >> these companies change their names and keep going again. it's very hard to track them down. >> a washington dc safety group says last year there were 24
crashes that resulted in 34 fatalities and 467 injuries. >> you can learn which tour bus companies have safety violations by going to wjz.com and clicking on the story. a proposed ban on soft drinks in large sizes in new york city is stirring up national con troversy. the mayor wants to ban large size sodas. it would pose a 16 ounce limit. he said it's just another step in fighting obesity in this country. >> thsz becoming -- this is becoming a devastating public health issue. it's an epidemic. you got to do something. >> the proposal needs the approval of the new york city board of public health. any ban would include restaurant, movie theaters and concession stands but not grocery stores. a bad week getting worse for
thor oriels. nick markakis will have surgery to remove a broken bone in his right wrist. he aggravated that injury on tuesday. he's expected to miss the next month of play. this is his first trip to the disabled list. the injury is the latest blow to an oriels team that has lost its last five straight games. the oriels and rays start a series in tampa tonight. they're tied for first place. you can see game two tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 live right here on wjz 13. to basketball now. an out spoken former player, charles barkly arrived at the game between the thunder and spurs on horse back. he called oklahoma city a cow town and waste land. kevin durant led the thunder and
oklahoma city won snapping the spurs 20 game win streak. san antonio still holds a two games to one lead in the western conference finals. big weekend for sports here. that's too bad about nick markakis. name your favorite sport, if you're healthy you go deep. injuries, nick markakis out for a month, there's not an update -- upside to it. it's that he's bonn fied major leaguer and one of the gears that drives the oriels. >> let's hope it's only a month if it has to be a month. take a look at the weather and then we'll introduce our guest. it's 80 for the high. that's just the beginning of the story. we've got a couple of thunderstorms around the area this afternoon that could be
potentially severe. first warning doppler weather radar showing some shower activity down to our south. that's coming our way. we've got couple showers around this morning, then we're going to see the potential for some gusty weather in here a little bit later on. i want to tease what's coming up on coffee with. that's dr. marty becker. for my money, you're the best vet on tv. he's been a guest on many morning shows. just wrote a book. how are you doing? you have a mic on. >> your cat annual. i was born on a farm. growing up as a kid a cat was always there on the hey stacks, that big tom cat. now they've gone from mouser to moocher. sgltsz -- >> we said say hello, not a whole sentence. >> don't be caddy, don.
the owners manual. >> if i had written your dog owner's manual we could have come up with a different title. >> marty is going to join us live in exactly half an hour. ron matz joins us live right now. it's monster jam. last year m&t bank stadium was near sold out. it's going to happen again. take it away, pal. >> reporter: happy friday, everybody. we've got tom here. how are you doing? >> awesome >> reporter: ready to rock and role? >> so excited to be back in baltimore >> reporter: oh, yeah. monster jam. we're live at m&t bank stadium when the eyewitness news morning edition rolls on. ,,,,,,,
good morning. 65 right now. here's this shower activity already starting to enter the area. it's going to be a wet commute. y'all with were with us in the morning between 5:00 and 7:00. some folks don't wake up until 7:00. here is the leading edge. 65 at tv hill, calm winds, 67% humidity. 3 cumberland -- 63 cumberland. 73 packs river, 74 in dc, 73 annapolis, almost 70 rock hall. we've got this troft, this dip in the jet stream. it is moving moisture our way. this afternoon, this evening, tonight
into the over night there's going to be some gusty weather. i think you can replace the word cooler with please event. mid -- pleasant. mid 70s through the weekend. we're thinking we're going to get shower activity out of here early tomorrow morning. if you're participating in dick gelfman's ride across maryland, by the time we gather we may be done with showers. watch for gusty weather later today. nice tomorrow, partly sunny, 76. 78 sunday, 75 monday, 73 tuesday and wednesday 75. there's a ton going on weather dependent. we're going to be living large. don, take it away. let's go straight to sharon gibala. >> good morning. so far we are doing pretty well. marty said that rain is moving into the area. we will probably be picking up some problems. right now speeds looking fantastic in
the 60s. i see a 70 there. obviously no delays. 61 and 62 are your averages. on 95, 64 and 59 are your speeds. there's a live look outside at 70. 70 just best of the beltway, traffic still very light. same goes for 795. this traffic report is bought to you by your toyota dealer. test drive the new 2012 cam ri. it's -- camry. it's ready. are you? back over to you. weather is a big thing this weekend. you have gelfman's ride across maryland. you have got the council ravens roost in ocean city, a purple haze over the coast, nascar in dover today, tomorrow and sunday, monster jam in town tomorrow night. this is huge, ron. take it away. >> reporter: this is huge. happy friday
. we're live at m and t bank stadium. we're happy to have tom with us, maximum destruction, advanced auto parts monster joom. we -- jam. we met last year. >> yes. >> reporter: we had a huge crowd here last year. >> awesome. this year it's a kick off for the path of destruction. >> reporter: your vehicle maximum destruction, tell us about it. >> 5 foot tall tires and will fly 30 feet in the air. >> reporter: will you be flying 30 feet in the air? >> it's up to the fans. the fans drive the truck. they get me so excited. >> reporter: this is a family event. i think we should stress that. >> kids love it. some of the kids are 80 years old. >> reporter: from 8 to 80 i guess. >> absolutely >> reporter: what else are folks going to see? >> awesome competition, 16 of
the best monster jam trucks ever. the kick off starts here for the summer. >> reporter: let's talk about -- we have something that's fabulous for the kids, especially the pit party. sgltsz tomorrow saturday from -- >> tomorrow, saturday from 2:30 to 5:00 the kids and families are come in take pictures, see the trucks up close. >> reporter: the event starts at 7:00 when maximum destruction hits the road here. >> maximum destruction is more than just a name. it's a way of doing business. >> reporter: we say that at eyewitness news. that's exactly what we say at tv hill. great to see you again. >> great to be back. i can't wait to get out here and thrill the fans in baltimore. >> reporter: tickets still available. >> still available. >> reporter: come on out. it's the monster jam. don and marty, the eyewitness news sweep represented here. do you unit 4?
>> i wondered where they went. >> thats nascar is at dover. the trucks tonight and the cup guys on sunday. just brought up a picture of jimmy johnson's low chevy impal la. that's only 8 horsepower. tom's truck is double the horsepower of what they're going to be running at dover. >> reporter: you're double the horsepower of what they're going to be running at nascar in dover. >> 1,500 horsepower. >> reporter: i need a tire. have a great weekend. we will see you tomorrow morning at the mall in columbia as we kick off the 12th annual dick gelfman ride across maryland. it's going to be great. see you here tomorrow tonight at m&t bank stadium. have a great weekend. >> if it rains today that event
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campus on high alert. what police found coming up on eyewitness news. >> the baltimore community foundation's annual scholarship event. find out how jerry turner's legacy is helping students succeed. >> sharon gibala with traffic control. it's a fantastic commute for the moment. we will let you know if anything changes. >> coming up on coffee with, the man who wrote this book is sitting over there. the best vet on tv, doctor marty becker joins us. your cat, the owner's manual. we're going to teach you how to give you cat a pill seriously. stay tuned, the eyewitness news morning edition returns right after this. excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle.
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sharon will tell you about that after weather. >> we've got some shower activity already around the area. you're going to get to see, there's a bunch more coming our way. some potentially gusty weather this afternoon, this evening, tonight into the over night. 65 right now at tv hill. that's 4 cooler than this time yesterday. 77 at lunch. that's calm at lunch. a high of 80. i'm tell ing you, potential morning showers then guarantee all of us are going to see some gusty weather later on. details shortly. what awaits you on your way in, out or around this morning, here is sharon gibala. >> good morning. two problems now just popping up. first of all, a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder of 95 at 295. some bree on lumbar -- debris on
lumbar. we're seeing lots of high 50s out there. speed sensors indicating average speeds of 61 and 55. 95 still at full speed. there's a live look outside at 795 at franklin boulevard. still problem free at the moment. there's a look at 50 at 97. this traffic report is brought to you by your toyota dealer. visit your dealer today and test drive the new 2012 camry. it's ready. are you ? don, back over to you. at the top of the news, a man remains behind bars after admitting to dismembers and eating a family friend. mike schuh is live with details. >> reporter: we're starting to get a better picture of who this confessed cannibal is. in the past few months he had a college career that was going downhill. >> a house of horrors.
police say 21-year-old alexander kin you confess -- kinyua confessed to eating the heart and brain of a missing man. the suspect's brother found body parts hidden inside tins. sglz human remange -- >> human remains were recovered. . >> police say they belong to 27-year-old kujoe bonsafo agyei-kodie, a family friend who was living at the house. the rest of his body found in a church dumpster just blocks away. todays before the murder after he attacked another student with a baseball bat in the dorms. >> i heard it was a random attack on a student here, he was just walking down the stairs and boom. >> that student suffered a skull fracture. friends say kinyua had a drastic personality change after he was kicked out of the rotc program. >> i heard he may have been a bit autoof the ordinary -- out of the ordinary at times. >> the victim held several
masters degrees. he lived with the kinyua family for 6 months. >> very scary knowing it's so close to home. >> reporter: they're now working with the fbi to try to figure out why he did what he's confessed to doing. back to you. >> kinyua is charged with first degree murder and has been denied bail. the campaign fraud case against john edwards has ended in a mistrial. jurors could not agree whether large amounts of money he received from donors were campaign contributions or gifts to help him hide his pregnant mistress. he admits his conduct was immoral. prosecutors could retry the case but legal experts say that's unlikely. the former rutgers student convicted of using a web cam to spy on his roommate is spending his first morning behind bars. dharun ravi arrived at jail yesterday. he gave up his right to remain free kwhiel
prosecutors are try -- while prosecutors are trying to add time to his 30 day sentence. his roommate killed himself after find out he had been spied on while kissing a man. the campus of umb krshg is getting back to -- umbc is getting back to normal after a student was seen with a gun. what police found and heard after an entire day of searching. >> police swarmed around the west hill apartments after a female student called 911 to report a man she knew a -- showed her a gun. the campus police chief sent out text alerts. >> police in the air combra of west -- area of west hill apartments and walker avenue for report of man with gun. >> when police arrived they found the gun and inside the gun they were looking for. the man the woman identified could not be found. >> as police began searching for the suspect, cell phone text messages warned students who were not yet on campus to delay
their arrival and warned those already here to stay indoors. >> the first thing i thought was i was shocked. i didn't know what to do. >> before i got on campus i was sitting in my car wondering whether i should get out. >> the campus wasn't closed because we acertained the threat was specific to a certain area of campus. we didn't feel it was necessary to close the rest of the campus. >> a door to door search of student housing came up empty handed. police believe the suspect left campus and students carried on with their day. >> makes me wonder why it happened. it seems weird it would happen here. it is relatively safe. >> campus police confirm the man with the gun was a student and the gun was a starters pistol. no charges will be filed. the owner of the sparrow point steel mill is filing for bankruptcy. rg steel announced plans to idol the plant.
the company owes more than $1 billion. we'll get our first look at the late st jobs -- latest jobs report. the unemployment rate held steady at 8 .1%. the number of people applying for unemployment rose to a 5 week high last week. a 14-year-old from san diego is taking home the title from the scripts national spelling bee. >> g-u-e-t-a-p-e-n-s. >> [ applause. ] >> the winning word meaning ambush or trap. the winner said she studied between 6 and 10 hours every day. dozens of students here are
awarded scholarships to attend college through the baltimore commune ity mown -- community noun foundation. -- community foundation. >> sara didn't grow up watching wjz. she understands jerry turner's renting leg -- legacy. she's one of the people awarded the scholarship. she was choosen to speak. >> i'm going to express my gratitude to jerry turner. i think he just has an impact on the field to this day. i'm going to tell them a little bit about my experiences at st. johns. >> she established a scholar scholarship. >> my husband passed away suddenly. it's hard for us. he was such a giving person. i said i know we need to do something to continue his legacy.
>> now harris lee is headed to the university because of it >> it says a lot about who he was and who i strive to be. it's incredible. >> the baltimore ravens has scholarships as well. >> basically taking personal responsibility and not looking back with regret. so many of us make our mistakes along the way. what i'll do is challenge the students to not look back with regret. . >> last year $170,000 was awarded in scholarship. it's a nonprofit that helps other groups and people carry out their charitable giving. turning to baseball. the oriels head into this week eend series with the ray -- weekend series with the rays tied for the division lead. nick markakis will not not be playing today. he's having surgery. he's expect ed to be out for a month.
the oriels are in a five game losing streak. the o's and rays start their series in tampa tonight. tomorrow it will be on wjz. see the top two teams squaring off saturday afternoon at 4:00 live on wjz 13. engineer ly turner -- jerry turner would have liked matt stoefr -- stovr a lot. >> he would have. >> that's his kind of guy. top shelf, classy, mart, just a good -- smart, just a good guy. >> al would have identified with him too. >> absolutely. we have a great coffee with. that's doctor marty becker sitting over there. he's the best vet that does tv in america. marty is here live. he has a big book signing today. your cat , the owners manual. we're going to be taking some
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there's first warning doppler weather radar. we have shower activity coming our way. we have showers in the forecast for the morning. i have to be honest, the bigger weather is coming in later in the day. right now 65 degrees, 67% humidity. 59 oakland, elkin, easton and ocean city 63. 65 clo, 64 -- 65 columbia, 64 westminster and bel air. a dip in the jet. area of low pressure, going to get to and
through the region. it may happen quicker than we discussed yesterday. we may by dawn tomorrow have rain exiting the area. between now and then it's going to be a tough road as this low drags a cooler, more pleasant air mass into the region. potential for strong thunderstorms does exist this afternoon through at least midnight. 80 is going to be the high today. watch for thunderstorms around the region. 76, we are clearing it out beautiful for tomorrow. 78 sunday, 75 monday, 73 tuesday, 75 wednesday. your rush right now from sharon gibala. >> good morning. it's getting busier and slower in some spots. we've picked up an accident on 95, this one in the northbound direction just past 895 with the
day back to beyond 895. another accident in joppa at 152. a disabled week on 95 at 295. watch for some debris on lumbar at 895. police are directing traffic there. if you're headed out we're starting to see some speeds slowing down. 53 miles per hour is your slowest spot on the west side. if we take a look at the west side of the beltway at 95, you can see one of those delays. there's a look at 795. everything running smoothly there. this traffic report is brought to you by your toyota dealer. test drive the new 2012 camry . it's ready, are you? back over to you. the best vet on tv dr. marty becker. it's great having you here. >> thank you.
>> it's relevant did good. -- really good. >> thank you. >> mar ty has a new book out. it's a follow up to your dog owners manual. he's going to be doing a signing at the pet co from 1 :30 to 3:00. you know -- you'll talk birds, dogs. >> i'll answer anybody's questions and meet their pets. >> let's talk cats. we've got -- kind of discussed where we want to go. let's talk about -- you said giving pills is difficult. a lot of times you will prescribe a pill and it never gets out of the closet. >> if you want to torture somebody save give you cat this medication twice a week and come back and see me. it's almost impossible for people to do that. some cats are are easy, but -- are easy but most aren't . you see
them pick up the cat and it goes limp when the mother picks it up. this works on a account through out its adult life. just clip it on your skin. it does not hurt. you can give them medication, groom them. the number one complaint is excessive shedding. you trim its nails and as soon as you do take it off. >> they scratch that. >> no , without that they do. >> where do you get that? >> you can get it on line. clip n osis. >> a great name. >> you were also telling me about transmission. this is fascinating. >> 50% of dog owners use
heartworm preventive. cat owners do not use it as must have. >> i always thought it was dogs. >> a single moe ski toe gets in and it's like a dome. it gets worse. we always heard ted nujeg cat scratch fever, it's called cat scratch fever. arthritis, chronic fatigue sin do in humans is -- >> wow is right. >> i use revolutions. it gets rid of plea and worm. >> you brought up some things that are a big deal. >> that study is coming out of
north carolina, college of vet medicine. they're getting a test sensitive enough to find that. you're hearing it here first. you're going to start hearing it in the news. >> there's no reason to start -- with all due respect slaughtering cats to prevent cat the human disease. >> i'm glad you say that. get rid of the risk, keep the pet. on the flip side we know from a study if you have a cat you're 40% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke. there's great health benefits. we have sloughs for shedding -- solutions for shedding. the number one reason people surrender cats is not losing the litter box or scratching. when they rub you or the couch they're depositing a fair mon. those cats are scratching the
wrang place. daily oral care is really important for cats. they will 15% longer. nobody is going to brush their cat's teeth. >> maybe with this. >> you could . this is like an elevator -- eatable toothbrush. it has the enzyme system and they eat it. >> they want it? >> yeah. >> shape it like mice. we've got a minute left. i want to hit on that contrast mission thing -- on that transmission thing again. you said this is the first time it's been talked about on tvr. this is no -- tv. this is no reason to go crazy and say cats are dangerous. >> the two things is to pair site control for all pets, dogs and cats. that's all you need to do. if you ever get scratched orbiten, watch it --
or bitten, watch it. you get a swollen line, wash it, wash it, rinse it out well. >> over the course of the summer you're going to be hearing about this stud. there's no reason to pack -- study. there's no reason to panic. we could sit here and go for a half an hour. >> thank you. >> 1 :30 to 3:00, south main chapel. the book your cat, the owners manual, hundreds of secrets for raising a happy, healthy cat. >> i'm a devoted reader of your dog owner's manual. >> whose more fun, us or your guys at good morning of america? >> you. >> of course . >> we'll be right back.
it's 5 until 7:00. here come your p dates from sharon -- updates from sharon and marty. >> shower activity is marching our way. it's the afternoon we're concerned about. a few thunderstorms and some could be severe, a high of 80. here is sharon gibala with wjz tv traffic control. already starting to see problems for or morning commute. we have an accident on 95 in the northbound direction just past 895. also an accident in joppa, highway 15 2. watch for debris on lumbar street at 895. police are directing traffic there.
debris also on 50 blocking the right lane on the bay bridge. no delays there. speeds are starting to slow down on the west side of the beltway. 53 is your average. there's a live look outside at 795, still looking good. this traffic report is bought to you by the cochran firm. back over to you. in the news this morning, a case of cannibalism. 21-year-old alexander kinyua confessed he ate the heart and brains of a friend. police found body parts. he's charged with first degree murder. police are questioning a student who brought a gun to the campus of umbc. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. complete,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,